At some point, every baby has a serious poop explosion in public.
The difference between a first baby and let’s say a fifth is the diaper bag.
First baby: You have it.
2nd – 4th baby: You might have it. If you do, it may be out of wipes. You might have forgotten to pack an extra set of clothes. But there is probably something to work with in there even if you have to fashion a fresh diaper from the lining of the diaper bag.
5th baby: The diaper bag is either at home or in the car – very very far from previously mentioned poop explosion.
This week, Rick and I decided to take his iPhone to the Apple store in Ft. Lauderdale. Apparently he got some balsamic vinaigrette in the receiver and now he can’t hear anything which is a sort of a disadvantage when using a phone.
We showed up to the Apple store and they said they could conveniently help us in 5 hours.
But right near by was a Sephora so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to replace an eyeliner I lost on our recent trip to the Northeast. I lost this expensive Lancome eyeliner but somehow came home with my friend’s dish towel. Hardly a fair exchange.
As I was purchasing my new eyeliner, Rick said, “WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY. PLEASE COME HERE IMMEDIATELY.”
I knew it was urgent from his tone so I only took a few extra minutes to mull over how to use my Sephora beauty points.
I left the store and saw Rick with a very distressed look…
Yes, that is poop oozing out of our son’s diaper and the Bjorn and dripping rapidly onto the floor. Of course, we had no diaper bag because who wants to carry that thing around.
I immediately ran back into Sephora – grabbed tissues and wipes from their makeup counter and cleaned up the mess the best I could. What would Apple have done for us? Meshed together a wipe with a refurbished iPhone 4 charger? I doubt it.
Then we hightailed it to the parking lot to find our car with the diaper bag resting comfortably inside. We changed Cash on the floor of the minivan for the 188th time in his short life.
What is my point to this story? If you are too lazy to carry a diaper bag, try to stay close to a Sephora. And don’t trade an eyeliner for a dish towel.